Posted: Fri 11th Mar 2016

Employment And Training For Young People: Free event

This article is old - Published: Friday, Mar 11th, 2016

A wide range of exciting employment and training opportunities will be showcased at a Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Jobs Fair next week. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The event is being held during National Apprenticeships Week and follows the Council’s recent announcement that an additional £550,000 is to be invested in the successful Apprentice and Graduate schemes run by the Council in order to create more job opportunities for young people. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Council’s Employment, Education and Training Team is working in partnership with the Welsh Government to hold the jobs fair at the Muni Arts Centre in Pontypridd from 10am to 6pm on Thursday, March 17. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

There will be a chance to find out about the 31 new Apprenticeships posts being created this year across a range of Council services including Business Administration, Financial Services, Mechanics, Housing Energy, ICT, Civil Engineering, Building Control, Children’s Services and more. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

There are also nine new exciting Graduate Scheme positions available offering opportunities for graduates of all ages to participate in a two year development scheme in a range of service areas across the Council. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

As well as a showcasing the range of opportunities provided by the Council, over 20 major employers will be at the event highlighting their current Apprenticeship and Graduate vacancies. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Maureen Webber, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Member for Council Business, said: “As part of the planned investment of over £23m in priority areas, £550,000 has been made available to provide additional employment opportunities for young people via our successful Apprentice and Graduate schemes. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We are making this investment because we realise the importance of these opportunities, in terms of supporting young people, creating a strong and diverse future workforce for the Council and the communities it serves and the benefits to the local economy of more people employed. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“It is fitting that this event is being held during National Apprenticeship Week, which is a celebration of the importance of Apprenticeships and the contribution they make to the future of young people and the success of businesses. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We are proud to have been able to offer scores of people opportunities across a range of Council services via our Apprenticeship Scheme, which offers paid, two-year Apprenticeships in many different Council specialties with many young people completing the scheme staying in employment with the Council. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We look forward, thanks to the additional investment in priority areas, to extending these opportunities to even more young people.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Employers that will be in attendance are: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • R & M Williams
  • Asda
  • Y Prentis/Melin Homes
  • RCT Council
  • Renishaw
  • Waldron Ltd
  • Deloitte
  • GE’s
  • Whitbread
  • Royal Mint
  • Morgan Sindell
  • BBC
  • Griffin Mill
  • British Gas
  • Laing O Rourke
  • AB Connectors
  • Capita

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